The TRITECH solid brass hinge from SIMONSWERK has been used on the entrance door to the home of the Sherlock Holmes museum. The museum has over 100,000 visitors pass through the doors each year which over time had worn out the existing hinges on the door. The TRITECH Solid Brass Hinge was specified as the ideal solution due to its unique concealed bearing and suitability for heavy traffic doors.
Opened in 1990 the museum gives visitors the chance to sit in Sherlock Holmes’s fireside armchair and enter his bedroom adjoining the study with Doctor Watson's room on the second floor. According to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lived in the Victorian lodging house at the world’s most famous address, 221b Baker Street, from 1881-1904. The house is open as a museum dedicated to the life and times of Sherlock Holmes, and the interior has been faithfully maintained for posterity exactly as described in the published stories.
The attractive TRITECH solid brass hinges incorporate a 25 year performance guarantee, high performance maintenance free concealed bearings and a weight carrying capacity of 160Kg – Grade 14. All TRITECH hinges are available with CE marked and 60 or 30 minute fire rated options. The comprehensive range of finishes now includes a corrosion resistant PVD finish ideal for entrance doors which have to withstand the many varied effects of weather.
SIMONSWERK are Europe´s leading Hinge Manufacturer with a history spanning more than 125 years in the manufacture of top quality brass, aluminium, steel and stainless steel hinges for doors and windows.